Women in Saudi Arabia are leading the way in online shopping

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We know that women in Saudi Arabia aren’t afforded many of the basic rights available as a matter of course in Europe or the Western World. And because we know that Saudi Arabia isn’t big on feminism, it is notable that young women there are going big on technology and are keen to embrace online shopping. It seems that when you give a girl a smartphone, she’s largely unstoppable. And that’s a good thing.

In Saudi Arabia, where women are not permitted to drive, it seems like the brave new horizon is grocery shopping and Saudi women are clicking and ordering with enthusiasm using the Danube service. It’s a mobile grocery shopping app and they say:

Danube Online is at the forefront of ecommerce in the Kingdom by providing an online grocery shopping experience that is convenient, fast and easy with cutting edge technology. We are delighted that the the millennial female population in Saudi Arabia have been the fastest adopters of the Danube App and are driving the growth of ecommerce in the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia is approaching a time in history, where more and more women are not only entering the work force but assuming key leadership positions.

We celebrate International Women’s Day with all of the women of Saudi Arabia and through Danube Online hope and wish to serve them in a small but meaningful way, having groceries delivered to their doors from easily shopping online at the click of a button.
– Majed M. Al Tahan, Co-Founder & CEO, Danube Online

Previously our only insight in the region has been regarding the Amazon acquisition of Souq.com. And we reported that in 2017. The deal was completed, subject to the usual regulatory checks, although the price-tag was not been revealed. The general rumour consensus seems to be $650m changed hands in some form or another.

Have you have any custom from women in Saudi Arabia?

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